September Beauty Must Haves

A little late on this one, but hey better late than never right? This month includes my HOLY GRAIL of a primer for oily skin, a frizz-fighting lotion and a mascara that makes my lashes look fake. Let’s get started, shall we?

  1. Sephora Collection Sleeping Masks – I love these little masks! I mostly like them for travel purposes, stick a few in my beauty bag and I can still treat my skin while on the go. There’s about 12 to choose from, each focusing on a specific skin problem. I personally like the Pearl and Green Tea ones best. Just cleanse your face throughly, apply toner and then one of the pods before bed and let it get to work. If you’re careful, you can get about 3 uses out of each pod. ($4 each)

2. Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer – THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER INVENTED. I’m sorry to yell, but seriously guys this shit is awesome. I have super oily skin and this has saved my face from looking a mess. This is pricey, but a little goes a long way. It glides on like silk and leave your skin ready for your makeup. Pores? GONE. Oil? GONE. I put this to the test in the Miami humidity and my face was shine free after about 5 hours, and after that only a slight shine popped through. I cannot recommend this enough. If you get one thing from the round up, this needs to be it. (1.0 oz for $54)

3. Estée Lauder Pure Color EnvyLiquid Lip Potion – These are great for my lipstick loving gals. This innovative liquid lipstick hybrid plumps with continuous moisture. It saturates with high-intensity color without sticky shine so lips look pretty much perfect. Color lasts close to 8 hours (tested it!) and the finish is a satin-matte look. I loved how my lips felt good wearing these, not dry and gross like my matte lipsticks. I also loved the applicator. It’s shaped perfectly for your lips and makes application a breeze. ($32)

4. Ouidad Climate Control Heat and Humidity Gel – Second favorite thing in this round up is this bad boy. I have thick and wavy hair that frizzes as soon as I walk out the door and this worked great to control that. I put this to the test both in Disneyworld and Key West humidity and it kept my natural beach waves looking perfect and frizz free. It does feel strange on your hair if you put too much so make sure to apply only a little bit to sectioned off hair and then style as usual. Your hair will not expand in the heat and stay all pretty and perfect. Must have! ($26)

5. Morgan Taylor Fall Nail Collection – I’m a gel girl but these colors had me swooning. They are super pigmented and go on great. My nails stayed chip free for about 8 days which is amazing for me considering my hands are always put to the test on a weekly basis. My favorite from the collection was Looking For A Wingman, a berry red color perfect for fall. ($9 each)

6. Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Mascara – I never stick to one mascara for too long, but this mascara seems like it will be my new go-to for quite some time. It is uh ma zing. First off, I love the mascara wand! It grips your lashes and fans them out. Secondly, the color is black as night , A+ for that! Then lastly the way it makes my lashes look is beyond perfect. My lashes look almost fake! Separated with some volume and curl that would rival even the best falsies. It also doesn’t flake off during the day and doesn’t get clumpy, thank jesus! ($32)

7. Drybar Prep Rally – If you’ve ever visited a Drybar, you know how awesome they are and their products are no different. I love their dry shampoo & conditioner, but their Prep Rally is a favorite. It smells great and has lots of hair loving vitamins to help keep hair shiny and healthy. It also detangles your hair prior to brushing and helps cut down on dry time which is a major plus! ($23)

8. Giorgio Armani Eye Tint – It took me awhile to grow to love these but in the end, they ended up being great. The thing I love about these eye tints are they stay on all day long and never ever crease. I like to use the lighter side (#24) as a base for my shadow on a daily basis. My absolute favorite was #12, Gold Ashes. It’s shimmery and oh so beautiful on. I’ve worn it alone with some liner and it looks gorgeous. The only thing about these is that you have to work fast as they dry from liquid to powder and once dry, it’s on forever. ($39)

9. Bella Aura Antioxidant Serum Booster – I cannot stress to you enough how important taking care of your skin is. This tiny but powerful bottle helps you do just that. The serum helps your skin detox from daily impurities that can cause your skin to age and lose its glow. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals and fatty acids to help smooth out skin, fight blotchiness and boost your radiance. I love how light it felt on my skin and how after a few days of consistent use, my face looked smoother and had a subtle glow to it. I put this on in the AM and PM after cleansing and before my sunscreen. ($125)

10. Level Shower Bombs – I’m sure you’ve all heard of bath bombs, but have you ever tried a shower bomb? It’s like a mini spa experience while you shower. What this little bomb lacks in size it makes up for in airway-clearing, spa-steaming, aromatherapy goodness. Menthol and lavender oils help to open your sinuses and relax the mind, surrounding you with a cooling and calming fog as you shower. Just place on the floor of your shower beneath the stream of water, but away from the drain,breathe deeply and enjoy! I love it for a mid-week treat or whenever I’m feeling extra stressed out! ($8 for a 4pack)

*Some items were received as gifts or in exchange for review. All opinions expressed here are my own*
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